At SWTVMC, we are dedicated to our community and committed to improving it.


Wildlife Rehabilitation
SWTVMC continues to work with local authorities to care for orphaned and injured wildlife. Dr. Colvin and Dr. Russell are members of the National Wildlife Association.  Dr. Russell is licensed by the state of Texas to rehabilitate injured wildlife.




Wild Cat Wednesday

Screen Shot 2016-08-03 at 11.05.55 PMIn 2011 we began a program to help address a growing problem in our community. Feral and stray cats populations that are left unattended lead to overpopulation and public health problems, such as high levels of feline specific diseases, lack of good food sources, increased euthanasia, and diseases that can be transmitted between cats and humans, like certain parasites and viruses. For a reduced price, feral cats may be brought in with or without an appointment every Wednesday to be spayed or neutered. In most cases, they will go home the same day. They may be dropped off in humane cat traps or carriers. Click on our form to learn more about our program.  Wild Cat Wednesday form


Hospital tours
We are proud of what we do and love to show it off! Have you ever seen our surgical suite? Do you know how animals are monitored in surgery? Have you ever seen an x-ray or a bladder stone? We give interesting, age appropriate tours for children and adults. Call Mary, our practice coordinator, to set up a behind the scenes tour of our facility for your group. Children and adults alike enjoy seeing the inner working of our hospital.


Rabies Drive
Annually we travel to nearby communities to make sure as many pets in South Texas and the surrounding Hill Country communities receive vaccinations as possible. We want pet care to be convenient and easily accessible. Watch for 2018 dates to be published on our Facebook page. Includes Uvalde, Sabinal, Knippa, Leakey, Camp Wood, Batesville.

We also volunteer for and/or provide monetary support to many local organizations. In 2016-2017 we have supported these organizations.

  • Humane Society of Uvalde
  • Uvalde Youth Rodeo Club
  • Uvalde Youth Soccer Association
  • Sabinal Youth Rodeo Club
  • Southwest Texas Ranch Horse Association
  • Utopia Ranch Rodeo
  • Southwest Texas Junior College Rodeo
  • US Border patrol’s Eugene Slade Memorial Golf Tournament
  • Lions Club Flag Project
  • Run for the Fallen- Uvalde Fallen officer 5k
  • Uvalde County 4H
  • Uvalde County Junior Livestock Show
  • El Progresso Library
  • Donnie Crow Memorial Roping
  • Young Guns Rodeo Production
  • Texas Junior High Rodeo Association